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From: Lahcim Leinad5/2/2012 8:32:15 AM
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Just ordered a Velocity Micro T301 7” Cruz Tablet for $59.99+ $5 shipping.

Hurry if you want one, they will sell out, shortly:

Woot® : One Day, One Deal™

Wish I could order three, so I could give two away to my loved ones.

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To: Lahcim Leinad who wrote (13352)5/2/2012 9:35:48 AM
From: Jurgis Bekepuris
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Read the reviews before buying. Presumably it's super slow and flaky. People suggest alternatives over this one.

Disclaimer: I only read Woot reviews, I have not seen this tab in real life.

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To: Jurgis Bekepuris who wrote (13353)5/2/2012 9:40:28 AM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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Read the reviews before buying.
I already bought it, before it sells out, for $59.99+ $5 shipping. Here is the first review of it, at Amazon; for the money I spent, I think I'll love this toy!
If you want an Android tablet running the latest version, able to play all the latest apps and flash video, don't buy this tablet. If you want an Android tablet you can root or upgrade, don't bother, you will not be happy. If you want it to be an Ipad, forget about it.

However, if you want a $250 color e-reader that has a stable OS, long battery life, and a seven inch 800x600 touchscreen you will be pleased. You will be more pleased with the capability to surf the internet, check e-mail and load simple apps. The Cruz comes preloaded with the Kindle reader and most other e-readers can be downloaded from freewarelovers.com. The screen size, the rubber back, touch screen, wifi, and all day battery life make this an excellent e-reader that compares well with the Nook color. The new version of the Android Kindle app (which can be downloaded from freewarelovers.com) also allows you to download magazines in color.

As an e-reader with expanded capabilities the Cruz is a great product and I am very pleased with it. Out of the box, the software is very stable, the battery is 75% charged and the Kindle app is ready to go. As a cutting edge Galaxy or Ipad competitor, the Cruz falls short, but it is much cheaper than those devices. I describe the Cruz to my friends as a Kindle version of the Nook Color. A "Kindle Color" is the best way to describe it.

I have loaded my Cruz with the following apps, all obtained from freewarelovers.com or the web, and they all work well: Kindle, Overdrive Media Console (for library e-books), Kobo Reader, Aldiko Reader, Wapedia, Newspapers, Reuters, Iheartradio, Skyfire browser and Dolphin browser.
$250 my behind. Still wish Woot would allow me to buy three, for $195, including triple shipping.

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To: Lahcim Leinad who wrote (13354)5/2/2012 9:52:04 AM
From: Jurgis Bekepuris
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OT

The advice was for others.

If you really want more than one, read the Woot forum, they link to a number of places where this one is sold at comparable prices. I did not check if any of them are live/actually priced the same/etc.

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To: Jurgis Bekepuris who wrote (13355)5/2/2012 9:53:44 AM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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OT:
If you really want more than one, read the Woot forum, they link to a number of places where this one is sold at comparable prices.
Thanks! I'll wait until I get mine, run it past my gal and son and then, if they are envious, I'll get two more.

Best!

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From: zax5/3/2012 9:45:16 AM
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Relevant to the Android suit...

The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that the functionality of a computer program and the programming language it is written in cannot be protected by copyright. In its ruling on a a case brought by SAS Institute against World Programming Limited (WPL), the court said that 'the purchaser of a license for a program is entitled, as a rule, to observe, study or test its functioning so as to determine the ideas and principles which underlie that program.

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From: Lahcim Leinad5/4/2012 9:49:31 AM
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Samsung Galaxy S III vs. rival flagships: iPhone 4S, HTC One X, Lumia 900 -- Engadget

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From: Lahcim Leinad5/4/2012 10:54:14 AM
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Karl Guttag on Technology » Augmented Reality and Google Project Glass Part 2

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To: Lahcim Leinad who wrote (13352)5/5/2012 11:53:01 AM
From: TimF
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How do you actually buy it? I don't see any button or link to buy on that Woot page, even after disableing AdBlock Plus for Woot.com, and telling NoScript to allow everything on the page.

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To: TimF who wrote (13360)5/5/2012 12:41:18 PM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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How do you actually buy it?
Too late now. Woot deals last for only 24 hours.

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